Consumer Goods

Automotive & Boating

Anderson Materials Evaluation has helped our many customers in the automotive industry solve a variety of materials problems and develop improved products.  We have done extensive work with our auto industry partners to resolve failure and defect issues.  Examples include identifying causes of adhesive bonding problems, corrosion, and plastic degradation.  We have assisted automotive and industry R&D organizations with the characterization of hard alloys at various stages of wear and stress testing in applications ranging from engine components to rollercoaster parts.  Our team has also characterized coatings used to reduce wear and friction in high-performance engines, identified wear particles, and analyzed the surface chemistry of components ranging from windshield glass to braking materials.

In addition, Anderson Materials has performed work for clients in the boating industry.  Our boating industry work has included composite materials inspections, propeller shaft failures, adhesive bonding issues, and corrosion issues.

We have performed analyses and investigations for many companies in the industry, including General Motors, Honda, Carlisle, JE Pistons, and Pilkington.  See a complete list below.  We are ready to assist with a wide-range of auto manufacturing, auto parts and boating industry materials problems.  Please contact us to discuss your company’s needs.

 

Food & Beverage

Anderson Materials Evaluation has analyzed extensive materials and compounds related to packaging, food and beverage ingredients, and handling and processing equipment.  We have examined packaging materials to verify proper thermal properties, solved thermal or ultrasonic sealing and adhesive bonding problems, and validated integrity and cleanliness.  AME has worked with customers to characterize their food products, including to identify and verify the chemistry of the food product or inert additives, and determining the size and shape of food product materials particles (a favorite was SEM imaging of chocolate).  AME also has assisted our customers in solving numerous problems related to processing and handing of products, including corrosion, contamination, excessive wear, cleaning effectiveness, coating integrity, and sensor and electronic controls issues.

We have handled projects for Grace Materials Technologies, Winpak, Monsanto, the FDA, and a number of popular food and beverage brands.  See a complete list below.

 

Personal & Household Goods

Anderson Materials Evaluation has partnered with numerous companies to improve their consumer products.  We have performed materials characterization to ensure products and supplied materials/parts meet specifications, to test efficacy and performance, and to compare to competitor’s products.  Our analyses have helped our customers develop competitive products.  In one example, our team analyzed guitar strings allowing an instrument maker to correlate materials composition properties with sound quality.  We have applied our composition analysis, thermal analysis, electrochemical testing, and microscopy to a wide range of personal and household goods, ranging from gemstones for use in jewelry to plastic cups.

We have also worked with our customers to determine the cause of product defects.  Examples of such defects include adhesive bonding issues, tarnishing and corrosion, and materials compositions issues. When a sporting goods product made of a composite material failed to meet stiffness requirements, we were asked to determine the fiberglass content of good and bad materials.  Unlike two laboratories that had done the same analysis without finding a cause for failure, our observations of the material and experience led us to broaden our investigation of the problem beyond just measuring the filler weight to identifying the root cause.

Our consumer goods customers include:

Automotive & Boating:

  • AMPORTS
  • Anatech
  • Arrow Dynamics
  • Arthur H. Terry & Co., LLC
  • AY Manufacturing, Ltd.
  • Beclawat Manufacturing Inc.
  • Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
  • Bowles Fluidics Corporation
  • Cadillac Products Automotive Company
  • Carlisle Industrial Brake and Friction
  • CTS Corporation
  • Dettling Yacht Company
  • Eaton Corp
  • EFTEC North America LLC
  • Flex-N-Gate
  • Fras-le North America
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Gentex Corporation
  • Guardian Science & Tech
  • Haibeck Automotive Technology
  • Herrington Harbour South
  • Honda of America Manufacturing
  • Honda R&D Americas
  • HotStart, Inc.
  • II Stanley Company
  • Inteva Products
  • JE Pistons
  • Laird Technologies
  • Magna Donnelly
  • Patrick Power Products
  • Pilkington North America
  • Romarine
  • RV6 Performance
  • SLW Automotive
  • Specialty Coatings

 Food and Beverage:

  • Advanced BioNutrition
  • AN-FO Manufacturing Co.
  • Atlantic Equipment Specialists
  • Berry Plastics
  • Corazonas Foods
  • Diamond Automation
  • Fieldale Farms
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Grace Materials Technologies
  • Harkness International
  • Hot Pepper Wax
  • Malgor & Co., Inc.
  • Mighty Leaf Tea Company
  • Monsanto
  • Mighty Leaf Tea
  • Novel Ingredient Services
  • Perrigo
  • Sorrento Lactalis
  • TIC Gums
  • Wausaw Paper
  • Winpak Portion Packaging

Personal and Household Goods:

  • Baby Convenience
  • BetterThanDiamond
  • Bowles Fluidics Corp.
  • Escalade Sports
  • Essilor of America
  • Firecut Diamonds
  • Haworth
  • hwi METRO
  • Lifoam Industries
  • Meyco Products
  • Numismatic Guaranty
  • Oasis
  • Ohio Art Company
  • Polk’s Hobby
  • ProStrong
  • Rochester Precision Optics LLC
  • Rosecroft Raceway
  • SOLO
  • Sun Products
  • Sweetheart Cup
  • Textileather, a Molex Company
  • Urban Canteen